Yoga For Weightlifters?

Brad and I were just leaving the gym. He was going on about how brutal his flexibility was (to which I had just suggested yoga).

“Just gimme a stretch for my tight hamstrings!”

But what I saw was a lot more troubling than his bad hamstring flexibility…

He moved like he should be 50 years his senior. With imbalances from old injuries. Tightness in his hips and low back. The increasingly heavy and repetitive weightlifting routines wearing on his joints…

“Telling you man,” I went on, “it’ll do wonders for that beat up body of yours.”

Shrugging it off, Brad looked at me. Replied.

“Yeah maybe… I dunno… I just can’t bend like that. You expect me to get into those pretzel poses? Not happening. Not to mention, yoga is a little ‘woo-woo’ for me. I don’t care to set intentions or find my chakras and sh*t.”

He finished, “Why can’t there be athletically-minded yoga for folk like me?”

Welcome to Yoga for Weightlifters & Athletes

What we are going to discuss is NOT traditional yoga (but you should have figured that out by this point).

However, it is inspired by it.

WithinMVMNT’s Yoga for Weightlifters provides active recovery yoga classes to complement strength and endurance training programs.

Just had a heavy deadlifting day?

Why not have go-to classes for stretching the hamstrings and lower back?

Performed a lot of pushing exercises like bench press?

Why not tailor a class towards opening the chest and stretching the pectorals and shoulders?

Remember, what’s to follow is not traditional yoga. Rather, we will discuss how to use yoga to complement your workouts.

Creating a strong & supple body and mind is the aim (more on that later).

The next page will include all the details about getting into a yoga practice and how it can help you to:

  • Improve muscle recovery
  • Enhance flexibility in key areas (hamstrings, hips, quads, shoulders, pectorals, etc)
  • Increase core strength and stability
  • Boost athletic performance
  • Decrease chances of injury
  • Improve posture
  • Alleviate aches and pains
  • And so much more…

Learn more about Yoga for Weightlifters on the next page:

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